Provincial Grand Lodge sent out an email telling us of the virtues of Zoom meetings throughout the pandemic and how it is helping to keep Lodges alive. Having checked up, discovered that up until today we have had 63 Zoom meetings with an average of 8 members per meeting. I know that is not a very high number, but all the members are contacted each week with the details and that means all the members are aware and kept informed. We have 2 members that work off-shore on the rigs and they have managed to join in, which is good because both of these members are new to the Lodge and with the pandemic we could have easily lost them.
We talk about Masonic topics and anything else that there is to talk about, but generally we have some good banter and we toast all our Absent Brethren at 7.30.
The only meeting that didn't take place was on Monday 12th July last when the Lodge met for the first time since March 2020 and all the brethren that are on the Zoom meetings were there.
The Zoom meetings will continue for as long as members wish them to and it has even been suggested that they should continue after we can get back to regular meetings.